Karini, aka: Kariṇī; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Kariṇī (करिणी).—Name of a svarabhakti i. e. behaviour like the vowel ऋ () noticed in the case of the consonant र् (r). when it is followed by ह् (h) e. g. बर् हिः करिणी (bar hiḥ kariṇī) is named करेणु (kareṇu) also.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kariṇī (करिणी).—

1) A female elephant; कथमेत्य मतिर्विपर्ययं करिणी पङ्कमिवावसीदति (kathametya matirviparyayaṃ kariṇī paṅkamivāvasīdati) Ki.2.6; Bv.1.2. आरोप्य करिणीं हृष्टःस्तू- यमानोऽविशत् पुरम् (āropya kariṇīṃ hṛṣṭaḥstū- yamāno'viśat puram) Bhāg.

2) A plant called हस्तिपिप्पली (hastipippalī) (Mar. gajapiṃpaḷī)

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kāriṇī (कारिणी).—n. of a goddess: Sādh 502.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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